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Hollywood's Most Haunted Places

Christianna Wiggins |
October 11, 2013 | 10:53 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

The Roosevelt Hotel was home to both Marilyn Monroe, and her ghost. (@struttype)
The Roosevelt Hotel was home to both Marilyn Monroe, and her ghost. (@struttype)
With Halloween right around the corner, it's the perfect time to explore the haunted hidden gems right here in Los Angeles. Hotels and houses alike have been reported as haunted over the years, due to disasters and deaths occurring on their premises. The following sites are the most talked about haunted hotspots in Los Angeles to visit this Halloween.

1. The Roosevelt Hotel

Address: 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Telephone:(323) 468-7000 

This famous hotel was frequented by celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift in the 1950s. Reportedly Monroe stayed in the hotel so often, that she purchased a full-length mirror for her suite. After Monroe died, the mirror was put into storage, but eventually reappeared in the lobby of the hotel. Now guests at the hotel often claim to see the fashion icon applying her makeup, and fixing her hair in the mirror. 

The Colorado Street Bridge has been nick-named "Suicide Bridge", for its tragic history. (@PhilKeoghan)
The Colorado Street Bridge has been nick-named "Suicide Bridge", for its tragic history. (@PhilKeoghan)
2. The Colorado Street Bridge

Address: I-18 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

This historical site is rumored to be haunted due to more than 100 people committing suicide on the bridge since 1919. The bridge was erected in 1912 over 150ft above the ground, which ended up making it the desired site for multiple suicides. Between 1919 and 1937,  the bridge saw its highest volume of suicides, allegedly having 95 people throw themselves over the railing during that time. In 1993, Los Angeles county finally put up suicide rails to decrease the number of deaths on the bridge. Nonetheless, anyone who is brave enough to cross the bridge still maintains that the ghosts of all those who have died there, still remain there

The Chateau Marmont has never closed its doors, even after housing a celebrity death. (@LAwomantours)
The Chateau Marmont has never closed its doors, even after housing a celebrity death. (@LAwomantours)
3. The Chateau Marmont

Address:8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046 

Telephone: (323) 656-1010 

This hotel in the Hollywood Hills earned its "haunted" title after the death of comedian John Belushi in 1982. Belushi died in his hotel room after apparently overdosing on both cocaine and heroin with. The bungalow in which Belushi died was later rented out to other patrons who reported hearing and seeing the ghost of the celebrity. One famous tale of this follows a family that stayed in the bungalow for an entire year and found their youngest child laughing at a "funny man." Even in death, it seems the comedian can still perform. 

Vogue Theater has hosted three separate businesses, but the spirits of the past have never left.(@J_Credible)
Vogue Theater has hosted three separate businesses, but the spirits of the past have never left.(@J_Credible)
4. The Vogue Theater

Address: 6675 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Telephone: (323) 466-1900 

Currently the "Supperclub," this former theater is said to be haunted by its past employees, as well as children that were slain inside the site's original venue. In the late 1800s, the former theater, was actually a small school. According to LA Tourist, the school burned down in 1901, claiming the lives of 25 kids, and their teacher. After the fire, the land was used to build the Vogue theater in 1935. However, the theater closed in 1992, and the International Society for Paranormal Research (ISPR) moved in. It is unclear how many entities the ISPR discovered, but they say the site was highly active, and disclosed the name of one frequent entity, "Fritz"

 

 

The Comedy Store is said to be haunted by unsuspecting victims of a ruthless mafia. (@Lloyd_Rees)
The Comedy Store is said to be haunted by unsuspecting victims of a ruthless mafia. (@Lloyd_Rees)

5. The Comedy Store

Address: 8433 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Telephone: (323) 650-6268

This comedy venue is allegedly haunted by the mobster clientele from its previous business. Before it was a comedy store, the Hollywood site was a night club titled "Ciro." The club was rumored to be run by members of the mafia. Unfortunately, when deals went sour, the victims of brutal killings ended up sticking around a lot longer than they were supposed to. Now, paranormal researchers, and even current employees of the store agree that the club is in fact haunted.

 

The infamous "Hollywoodland" sign attracted people to the city, but invited death to its letters. (@somewrintime)
The infamous "Hollywoodland" sign attracted people to the city, but invited death to its letters. (@somewrintime)
6. The "Hollywood" Sign

Address: Los Angeles, CA

Telephone: (323) 258-4338

While it is always recognized as one of Los Angeles most iconic landmarks, this historic sign is also one of the spookiest places in the city. In 1932, when the sign still bore the extra "land" on its  end, there was a young actress by the name of Peg Entwistle who had just moved to California. Unfortunately, Entwistle's struggling career prompted her to use "H" from the Hollywood sign as a means to commit suicide. To this day, several hikers and park rangers testify to having seen the young starlet roaming around the Hollywood sign late at night. Still holding out for that leading role.

 

The Queen Mary's ghostly passengers never made it off the ship. (@ParanormalEXP)
The Queen Mary's ghostly passengers never made it off the ship. (@ParanormalEXP)
7. The Queen Mary

Address: 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802

Telephone: (562) 435-3511

This large ship is reported to have over 100 entities on board. The Queen Mary was a luxury liner cruise that was used in battle during World Ward II. The ruthlessness of war allegedly left the ship haunted. Due to the high volume of reported paranormal activities, there are many scary stories associated with the ship, and it is even used as a tourist attraction during Halloween.

Fun Fact: During WWII, the ship was called "Grey Ghost." Talk about foreshadowing! 

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